Many people were homeless and had no money shortly after the civil war because there homes were destroyed or they were newly freed slaves. The reconstruction era was when the south was joining back with the the union and they were rebuilding their economy. The reconstruction was a hard time for the freedmen because they they had no money or a home and it was hard for them to find jobs to support their family. The reconstruction was overall an unsuccessful era. Politically it was alright because they made rights for the freedmen but economically and socially it was terrible Politically the reconstruction era was good because the government created rights for the freedmen so they weren't fully mistreated and harmed.
Midterm Study Guide 60 Multiple Choice Questions // 10% of Grade Unit 1 - Historical Thinking Skills and Documents Vocabulary Primary source - Source from a first hand account Secondary source - Comes from a primary source Declaration of Independence - document declaring independence from britain Enlightenment thinkers - People like john locke, montesquieu, etc John Locke - Separation of powers, no cruel and unusual punishment, etc Thomas Jefferson - Thomas Jefferson was an American statesman, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence Natural Rights/Inalienable Rights - Rights guaranteed by god Social Contract - People exchange some of their rights in exchange for protection
Growth of sectionalism in America eventually led to the informal separation of the North and the South, it divided a relatively new country almost immediately since labor evolved in both sections along with the new transportation rising throughout the country, in some places greater than others. King Cotton continued to thrive throughout the fields of the South, but it simultaneously held them back from creating the technological wonders that were found in Northern factories. After the Great Famine, Irish immigrants flooded the U.S., looking for new opportunities, a chance to start a new life in America after leaving the chaos in Europe. The South offered no jobs to the desperate Irish, plantation owners had no logical reason to hire people
DBQ - Democracy in Colonial America Essay There were both democratic and undemocratic features in colonial America, as democracy was a work in progress. Virginia’s House of Burgesses, Plan on a Slave ship, and The Lady’s Law are 3 examples of the documents I used. I also explained my reasoning in my paragraphs. Below are my reasonings, and my Documents.
The Treaty of Paris was a formal agreement between America and Great Britain, signed on September 3, 1783. The signed agreement recognized American independence, established borders for the new nation, and formally ended the Revolutionary War. Articles of the treaty were being formed as early as 1782, and the Treaty of Paris was finally ratified by the Continental Congress in 1784. The treaty contained ten articles, or key points, and the preface declares the intention of both America and Great Britain to forget all past differences and misunderstandings.
The Road to the Civil War The sectional crisis began in the early 1850s. Lincoln’s House Divided speech (Document A) and Mississippi’s declaration of secession letter (Document B) are a cause and effect sequence of the antislavery movement. The wide range of opinions on slavery was a large problem in the states. Sectional controversy grew as opinionated abolitionist pushed their way through.
The United States has had many conflicts in the course of its history. Particularly speaking, these conflicts typically arise due to differences between either side. The North and South had many differences that led to a large conflict. The North, made of abolitionists, relied on industries and mass-production in an economy. Rather than having a mainly paid workforce like the north, the South’s agricultural economy boomed, due to slaves, and cash crops, such as cotton.
In the early nineteenth century, series of compromises had been made in order to keep the states unified rather than divided. The overall reason for the sectionalism in the nation had all started from slavery. Compromises passed by Congress were used to keep the nation unified hoping to resolve the political disputes by trying to appeal to the South, by feeding into their “need” of slaves. However, political disputes could no longer be resolved by compromise due to different social views, lack of government interference, and the belief over whether the north or the south is more superior. Therefore, from 1820-1860, compromises could no longer help solve political disputes.
The Underground Railroad. A metaphor as it was, it was neither a railroad nor was it even underground. In the time where slavery became a divided issue with the status of legality in various parts of the country, the underground railroad found its beginnings through collective organized efforts from abolitionists and allies alike to help enslaved African americans to escape to territories and states where they could be free from slavery. It was a loosely-developed system that also included series of routes led by “conductors” such as Harriet Tubman, for escaping slaves, or “passengers”.
Nationalism, what comes to our minds when we hear this such word? This one could mean when the inhabitants of the country wish to fight for the nation rather of a certain group? Does it mean that this particular person wanted freedom from which they still fight on from the oppressors of the land? When we say nationalism, it is a feeling of devotion to have pride in one’s country. But how this nationalism reaches its people in order to be free and, consequently become patriot in the country.
Secession Essay The Southerners felt they had to secede from the Union for many reasons. They wanted to make their own Confederate government so they could do what they wanted. Like for instance, have control of slavery in their territories. The state South Carolina was the first to secede, on December 20, 1860, followed by Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, North Carolina and Tennessee.
Nationalism is defined as a patriotic feeling, principles, or efforts. In the 1800s Nationalism had causes and great effects on europe and Latin America. One cause being the want to have a greater nation. An effect could be a song or a mural done in honor of the nationalism in these great countries. Nationalism caused populations throughout Europe to unite in order to overthrow existing power structures and develop new ones based on liberty and national identity, the causes, for a greater nation as a whole.